Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: The Season of Spring

Let’s stay in Krkonoše mountains for my Cee’s Challenge Spring.

Spring in coming to the mountains, but winter still rules …

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Spring in coming to the mountains, but winter still rules

… or maybe not :-).

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or maybe not 🙂

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Signs

What else it can be for Signs photo challenge, than Prague’s house signs.

Before there was numbering of buildings, there were house signs, which gave names to the buildings. I already told you, that it is really important to look up in Prague, that you will find something interesting on the building above your head. Here I have a collection of house signs for you, from the Little Quarter mostly, some of them from the Old Town. In Prague you will find many more :-).

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Just a few of them

This shot reminds me of going to vacation. When we travel to Italy, we always go by Innsbruck and we always stop at the Rosenberger restaurant on the highway there. They have these signs in the garden.

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Innsbruck, service area by the highway

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bridges

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bridges I want to show you two “bridges” in Prague. The first one is on the river, very close to the Charles bridge.

Novotného lávka (Novotny’s Gangoard)

This place is not called bridge (“most” in Czech), but gangoard (“lávka” in Czech). Maybe you have heard about it, because there is the famouse music club Lávka, the biggest club in middle Europe. Also you will find there a museum of well known Czech composer Bedřich Smetana, who made beautiful music poem My Country, where one of the pieces is called “Vltava river”.

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View from the gangoard to Vltava river and Smetana’s Embankment

You can go there to rest, to make shots with the most famouse view to Prague with Charles Bridge and Prague Castle, to eat in the restaurant, to visit the museum, to the club for dance or performance. You can go there to enjoy.

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Smetana statue and the gangoard

You can watch the river flow and to observe all the boats on the river, or think out what kind of art is the row of yellow penguins on the other side of the river by the Kampa Museum, specially at the evening, when they are enlightened.

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Take a seat

Můstek (Little Bridge)

The second bridge is in the middle of the city. At the border between The Old Town and the New Town, where used to be ramparts and the moat. Bottom of the Wenceslas Square is still called Little Bridge and you can find underground station there called the same (Můstek).

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Můstek, the bottom of the Wenceslas Square

The place is used as a meeting place, the second most used by locals, after the one on the top of the Wenceslas Square called “under the tail”.

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Up and bellow

The old bridge is from the first half of the 15th century, when it was built over the half covered moat between the Old and New Towns. The bridge was set aside around 1463, and there used to be a cellar under the bridge. When the underground was built, bridge was uncovered and you can see it when you go to the subway.

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The old bridge

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Walks Indoors or Outdoors

Let me show you few shots from brilliant place in Moravia – Kroměříž Gardens. I chose them for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Walks Indoors or Outdoors and I hope you will like them and maybe you will visit the place as well :-).

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Balcony above the garden, renaissance passage is bellow.

The first shot is from the view balcony over the gardens.

This gallery are the paths in the garden, passage under the balcony, walks in between flowerbeds.

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Walks in the garden

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Stairs or steps

From our previous Cee’s Challenge we stay at island Madeira, now at the Palheiro Gardens. It is a small heaven on the eart, but also here you can find a little hell, the first stairs (top left) are leading there. But don’t be afraid, heaven is just behind the bushes :-).

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Textures

I chose a bit different textures for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Textures.

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Glass semi products

Glass textures from the bead company in Pěnčín in the mountains in North Bohemia. Nice trip there, beautiful country, goat farm, glass beads … what else have to be told about this beautiful place?

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Beads dregs and semi products

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Lines

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Lines I have just 4 shots for you, all from this winter in Prague.

Small detail of the bar at the Old Town Square on the very rare occassion that sun was shining (20 hours during the whole winter). When it shines, it is so beautiful!

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Prague Old Town Square – detail

The winter was (still is) very cold this year in Prague, despite the few hours of sunshine there is still some snow on the streets and at the gardens, specially where the shadow is. That’s what I like on this shot, the snow lines in the garden :-).

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Snow lines

Here was even more snow, stair/snow lines at Prague Castle at the stairs to the garden Na Baště.

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Stairs at Prague Castle

My first (photo) visit to Hard Rock Café in Prague brought this shot of ” bead lines” chandelier.

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Prague Hard Rock Café

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